Posted by: Anonymous
on September 18, 2007 05:03 AM
Red Carpet, and rug it's command-line tool, was pretty good because it'd allow you to set it up to only auto-install certain types of updates such as security fixes and you could exclude certain packages or any package that'd require your blacklisted packages be updated. It's to bad that Novell screwed Red Carpet up when they bought Ximian because it's still the best package manager I've used.
For the average person I think automated updates work well. It eliminates the idiot factor in updates being applied. Those of us doing stuff that an update is likely to break are experienced enough to know how to disable automated updates.